2017 Rental Affordability Snapshot

The Rental Affordability Snapshot (RAS) is an annual project coordinated by Anglicare Australia. Now in its 8th year, the RAS details the proportion of rental properties on the private market that are appropriate and affordable for a range of low-income client groups.

This report contains only the Victorian data. This year, data from realestate.com was captured. The results show that across various regions in Victoria the proportion of affordable and appropriate rentals was close to zero for many of the low income groups.

Low income earners, in particular those who rely on income support, are systematically excluded from the private rental market. Families where both partners are earning the minimum wage are slightly better off, but in general are locked out of large portions of the private rental market as well.

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